WordPress Carousel


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WordPress Carousel is a Powerful Carousel plugin for WordPress that enables you to create beautiful carousel using your regular media uploader. This plugin has nice combination in WordPress regular gallery.

Default WordPress gallery shortcode is [gallery ids="39,38,37,36,35,34,31"]. Just add ‘wcf’ before the gallery text. So, your shortcode will be [wcfgallery ids="39,38,37,36,35,34,31"]. Easy enough!

You can add unlimited carousel in page or post or anywhere you want.

Plugin Features:

  • Fully Responsive and Mobile friendly.
  • Lightweight, fast & powerful.
  • AutoPlay on/off.
  • Show/hide navigation arrow in the carousel.
  • Show/hide bullets or pagination dots.
  • Multiple slideshows (supports more than one carousel per page).
  • Control number of carousel items in different devices.
  • Translation Ready.
  • Compatible with any theme.
  • Developer friendly & easy to customize.
  • SEO friendly & optimized for speed.
  • Support all modern browsers: Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari etc.
  • Free basic support.
  • And much more.

WordPress Carousel PRO

Want more features? This plugin has a Premium Version with cool features. Check it out now!

Pro Version Features:

  • 30+ Different Carousel Examples.
  • Slide any Post Type. (e.g. post, page, product, portfolio etc.)
  • Display Carousel items from multiple Categories.
  • Add Unlimited Carousels. (e.g. post, page, custom template, widget or sidebar and even anywhere you want.)
  • Image Carousel.
  • Show/hide image Captions.
  • Lightbox functionality for carousel images.
  • Set title for lightbox images.
  • Lightbox images group by the view.
  • Smart lazy-loading option for images.
  • GrayScale effect for images.
  • Re-order the carousel items.
  • Set custom dimension for carousel item: (width or height).
  • Set carousel items auto & fixed height option.
  • Link to carousel items with the external link.
  • External link opening with new tab option.
  • Link disable option for carousel item.
  • One Page Slider (single item) with title & description.
  • Post Carousel from post, page, category.
  • Show/hide post title and description.
  • Post excerpt limit option.
  • Custom Post Carousel with the excerpt or read more.
  • Show/hide excerpt or read more.
  • Read more button text customization option.
  • WooCommerce Product Carousel Slider.
  • Display WooCommerce Product Carousel from Category.
  • Product image, description & read more button.
  • 7+ different Testimonial Theme Styles.
  • Testimonials Showcase from Specific Categories.
  • SEO friendly & optimized for speed.
  • Ticker mode carousel.
  • AutoPlay on/off.
  • Control AutoPlay speed.
  • Stop on hover carousel.
  • Pause at last item option.
  • Infinite loop for the carousel.
  • Mouse draggable on/off.
  • Set a maximum number of carousel items to show.
  • Show/hide navigation arrows & pagination dots.
  • Control slider pagination speed.
  • Carousel items order by date, title, modified, author, random.
  • Carousel items order (Descending and Ascending).
  • Unlimited custom colors.
  • Set different types of sliding effects.
  • Display unlimited number of carousel items.
  • Control number of carousel items on different devices. (e.g. mobile, tablet, desktop).
  • Set number of slides to scroll on mobile view.
  • Easy-to-use interface for creating and managing carousel with no coding skills!
  • Translation Ready.
  • Widget Ready.
  • RTL Supported.
  • Compatible with any theme.
  • Support all browsers: Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari etc.
  • Tons of easy and useful shortcodes attributes.
  • Show/hide most of the carousel fields or elements.
  • Extensive online docs & tutorials.
  • Fast and friendly support.
  • Any new features we add in the future (which is often).
  • And so much more!

The most advanced WordPress Carousel PRO Plugin with Endless Possibilities!
The Perfect way to display Carousel of your Logos, Post, Image, Testimonial, WooCommerce Products or any custom post types and many more.

Need More?

As far as we are concerned, this is the next feature we want to include, if you have any suggestions, please let us


  • Uploading Media > Creating gallery.
  • Carousel Demo.
  • Premium Version Demo.



  • PHP 5.6 or later
  • MySQL 5.6 or later
  • WordPress 4.3 or later

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working


To do an automatic install of WordPress Carousel, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and
click Add New.
In the search field type “WordPress Carousel”. Once you have found it you can install it by simply
clicking “Install Now” and then “Activate”.


Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  • Download wp-carousel-free.zip
  • Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  • Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  • Select wp-carousel-free.zip from your computer
  • Click ‘Install Now’
  • Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  • Download wp-carousel-free.zip
  • Extract the wp-carousel-free directory to your computer
  • Upload the wp-carousel-free directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin.


Who should use WordPress Carousel?

WordPress Carousel is perfect for photographers, designers, bloggers, different organizations, and small to large businesses. Basically if you want to create a beautiful carousel, then you need to use WordPress Carousel.

How can I create WordPress Carousel?

Installing this plugin as regular WordPress plugin.

After install, you are ready to use carousel in your post, page, widget or anywhere you like. How to create carousel? lets see.

Now we are going to add a carousel in a regular page. Go to Page > Add New. Click on “Add Media”, then you can see media uploader. Now click on “Create gallery, then upload some photos here.”

After adding all necessary information, Click the blue button saying “Create a new gallery”. You can re-organize carousel items here. Ignore the gallery settings, just click the blue button saying “Create Gallery”

Then you will get WordPress default gallery shortcode in your editor, you can’t see gallery shortcode, just click on text editor form right. just add wcf before the gallery shortcode. If your gallery shortcode is [gallery ids=”39,38,37,36,35,34,31″], just add wcf before the gallery text. So your shortcode will look like [wcfgallery ids=”39,38,37,36,35,34,31″]

Now save your page, then visit the newly created page & see something awesome. 🙂

Shortcode attributes

ids                 => use image ids
items               => items limit. default:5
items_desktop       => desktop items limit. default:4
items_desktop_small => small desktop items limit. default:3
items_tablet        => tablet items limit. default:2
items_mobile        => mobile items limit. default:1
bullets             => true / false. default: false
nav                 => true / false. default: true
auto_play           => true / false. default: true
Is WordPress Carousel responsive?

Yes, the WordPress Carousel is 100% responsive & columns structured. You can control to show a number of post columns on different devices.

Should I purchase the Pro version?

WordPress Carousel Pro includes tons of amazing and useful features. If you’re interested to get the WordPress Carousel Pro, Please go to Upgrade to Pro! Page and browse Live Demo.

Is the WordPress Carousel compatible with my theme?

WordPress Carousel works nicely with any theme if themes are developed according to WordPress standard.

How can I get support if the plugin is not working?

If you face any problem with our plugin or something is not working as it should, first follow the preliminary steps:
Test the plugin with a WordPress default theme, to be sure that the error is not caused by the theme you are currently using.

Deactivate all plugins you are using and check if the problem is still occurring.
Ensure that your plugin version and your theme version are updated and the problem you are experiencing has not already been solved in a later plugin update.

If none of the previously listed actions help you solve the problem, then, submit a ticket in the forum and describe your problem accurately, specify WordPress and Plugin versions you are using and any other information that might help us solve your problem as quickly as possible.

PRO version users Support Forum and Free or Lite Version Support Forum.

Where can I report bugs?

Bugs can be reported in our Support Forum.

Do you want to encourage for future improvement?

If you like this plugin, please give us 5 stars to encourage for future improvement



It’s simple and it works!

After spending half a day trying to find an image carousel solution for our HOA website, and coming up with only complicated or unfunctioning products, I finally stumbled upon this and it simply works! Glad to have it. May upgrade….

Great plugin and excellent support

I had a tricky issue that I could not resolve but the developers were excellent (and very responsive) helping me identify and fix the issue. Great work guys, thank you.

Best little carousel slider out there!

I was using another plugin with the name “Carousel” as well. It has lots of settings and such, but even after tweaking those a bunch, my images were not vertically centered so that shorter images didn’t align well with taller ones.

Then I discovered it has JS conflicts with WP Rocket’s JS combination setting, and also a JS conflict with Divi’s Visual Builder, causing the color pickers to stop working when that plugin was active.

So I tried this one instead. It was so simple to setup! Just create a gallery, then modify the shortcode with 3 additional characters, and viola! I had great-looking carousel sliders with vertically-aligned images and no JS conflicts all in about 1/10th the setup time. I highly recommend this plugin!

useless plugin

Didn’t worked, nothing was added to menu. just a Landing page to upgrade to pro.

never recalled i gave a plugin 1 star but this one deserve it.

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  • Fix: Image size issue.


  • Fix: Carousel position issue.


  • Fix: Image max-width issue.


  • Help page updated.


  • Loading broken issue fixed.


  • Multiple carousel on same page issue fixed


  • Add infinite loop
  • Display items limit option
  • Bullets on/off
  • Navigation on/off
  • AutoPlay on/off
  • Small desktop, Tablet, Mobile items limit option


  • Fixed conflict issue for some themes


  • PHP code cleaning


  • Fixed navigation css issue


  • Fixed navigation issue


  • Fixed error


  • Fixed autoPlay


  • First Release